Saturday, March 31, 2007

Holly Robinson Peete Sitting Pretty in The Summit

SELLER: Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete
LOCATION: Crest Place, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $5,995,000
SIZE: 7,234 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Sensational contemporary in The Summit. Gated up a driveway, huge motor cour, stone entry, LRW/ 18' ceilings, FR doors to yard/pool. New media room w/ built in wet bar, Frm DR, Huge kitchen w FR area, Master w/ FP, Lrg master bath w/ 2 lrg walk-in closets, 4 add'l bdrms w/ upstairs playroom/md's, 3-car garage. This is a loving family home in every way!

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Children, you may have first read about this property a few weeks ago over at the sensational Big Time Listings site where, as usual, Mr. Big Time did an excellent job of telling you all about the real estate dealings of football player Rodney and ack-tress Holly. But Your Mama wanted to bring you a wee bit more information and a few photographs because when the house first came up for sale and Mr. Big Time posted about the property, the listing agent, venerable Valerie Fitzgerald at Coldwell Banker, did not put up any photographs for the looky-loos like us.

As all the children probably know, this house is located up in The Summit, one of the exclusive guard gated Bev Hills communities. That's right babies, this is the very same community Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale recently purchased a home for $13,250,000 and also where that troubled and bald gurl Britney Spears has house on the market for $7,495,000, furnished.

Or had a house on the market. The listing has been pulled from the the mls and the listing agent's website, so either the house has quietly been sold or it's been quietly taken off the market while Brit Brit gets her act together. The post-Promises pop tart still has her Malee-boo marital house of horrors on the market and in accordance with their dee-vorce settlement, the white rapper will get half the profits from the sale of that house. Lawhd children, we are dying to get you some photos of this house. We have heard Brit Brit has her wedding dress mounted and standing up in the corner of the bedroom. Hunnies, that creeps Your Mama out like a basket of snakes. Imagine trying to get your game on with a headless bride standing in the corner. Please. No.

Anyhoo, back to the Peete people. The records Your Mama pulled show the couple purchased this house in 1993 for $1,310,000, which means they stand to make close to $5,000,000 smackers on this investment. The house, located just inside the gates of The Summit and hanging over noisy Mulholland Drive, includes a nice long and hedged driveway.

The exterior of the house looks brutal and on par with Ed McMahon's formerly moldy mansion, which is directly across the road. However, in our humble opinion, Your Mama thinks the Peetes have done a much better job on the interiors than the McMahons. We particularly appreciate the huge living room with it's high ceilings and pale celery walls which are complimented by a couple of burnt orange chairs. The art niches are a nice touch and great spot to display a huge collection of Hummel statuettes and figurines. The ladders seem unnecessary and, at least in the photographs, make it look like the painters are taking a smoke break.

Your Mama is going to take issue with that grand piano. Sure, it's lovely, impressive, and expensive. But does anyone tickle those ivories? If not, it's just a useless piece of furniture meant to impress guests. If the lil' Peetes take lessons on the thing, we'll, we eat our words.

We have no major beef with the kitchen. Besides the strange and swooping soffits, it's a pretty standard issue luxury kitchen. Nice, but nothing to write about.

The pool and spa area looks lovely, but we are not fond of potted geraniums. Sure, they're hardy enough to withstand a nuclear holocaust, but they also have a stink on them we can't stand. What concerns Your Mama most about this pool area is the dust and pollution that surely floats up from Mulholland Drive which sits just beyond and below the wall.

No word on where the Peetes are headed once this house sells, but if we hear, we'll be sure to let you know and of course, if you hear, be sure to tell Your Mama.

Sources: Big Time Listings, Coldwell Banker

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